resident would ever defy public sentiment by retaining a Cabinet after popular condemnation of its policy.
Mr. Perkins, to avoid discussion, named the printing of the bill, and its further consideration was postponed for the present.
Mr. Garnett hoped a day would be fixed for its consideration.
He objected to some of the sentiments expressed by the gentleman from Tennessee.
Mr. Perkins proposed to postpone until Thursday.
Mr. Lyons hoped a later day would be fixed.
He coulfer the bill to the Judiciary Committee.
Mr. Lyons wished an opportunity afforded him to offer an amendment securing the right to the members of the House to put questions to the Cabinet officers on the floor, and have them answered.
Mr. Garnett opposed the reference.
He thought the bill was perfectly simple, and needed not the labors of a committee.
Mr. Chilton desired the reference as the shortest mode of disposing of the subject.
The great interests of the country required a
it will have the hearty co-operation of the other Departments of the Government in everything that will tend to promote the public welfare.
Mr. Speaker Bocock announced the appointment of committees, a list of which we subjoin:
Committee en Elections--Messrs. Smith of N. C., Vest of Mo., Staples of Va., Crockett of Ky, Gardenhire of Tenn., Curry of Ala., Clapp of Miss., Dawkins of Fla., and Tripp of Ga.
Ways and Moons.--Messrs. Kenner of La., Jones of Tenn., Bonham of S. C., Garnett of Va., McRae of Miss., Lyon of Ala., Machen of Ky., Holt of Ga., and Graham of Texas.
Military Affairs.--Messrs. Miles of S. C., Kenan of Ga., Pugh of Ala., Davis of Miss., Harris of Mo., Swann of Tenn., Bridges of N. G., and Batson of Ark.
Foreign Affairs.--Messrs. Foote of Tenn., Perkins of La., Smith of Ala., Dejarnette of Va., Barksdale of Miss, McQueen of S. C., Breckinridge of Ky., Preston of Va., and McLean of N. C.
Naval Affairs.--Messrs. Conrad of La., Boyce of S. C
e of Representatives. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1862.
At the hour of 12 o'clock the House convened, and was opened with prayer by Rev. Mr. Ford, of Ky., Journal of yesterday read and agreed to.
The States were called in alphabetical order for resolutions.
A message was received from the Senate announcing the concurrence of that body in the resolution of the House appointing joint committees on Printing, on the Public Buildings, and on the Flag and Seal of the Confederacy.
Mr. Garnett, of Va., offered a resolution for the printing of 500 copies of the proceedings of the last session of the Provisional Congress.
Mr. Miles. of S. C., from the Committee on Military Affairs, asked that the committee be empowered to employ a competent clerk.--Agreed to.
Mr. Foster, of Alabama, offered a resolution instructing inquiry to be made into the circumstances of the construction and equipment of Fort Henry.
Referred to the Committee on Military Affair